John Lewis Mural Coming to Buffalo’s Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo is known for its great architecture and amazing art. We have no shortage of great murals through the city and soon you will be able to add a mural to honor the civil rights legend John Lewis from Georgia to this list.
According to a report by WKBW, the City of Buffalo and Erie County are sponsoring a mural to honor the legacy of Lewis and his contribution to our society.
Fillmore District Buffalo Common Councilmember Mitch Nowakowski, Erie County First District Legislator Howard Johnson, Buffalo NAACP President Mark Blue, and artist Edreys Wajed met in a parking lot next to a local church to talk about the mural and show a rendering of what the mural will look like when it's finished.
John Lewis was the Conscience of the Congress and a towering figure in American History. I am proud to join with Councilmember Nowakowski to fund this project. This mural will honor Congressman Lewis’ legacy and serve as a reminder that we all have a duty to fight for justice and cause a little 'good trouble' in our own community
-Howard Johnson, Erie County Legislator
The mural was commissioned last year by Johnson and Nowakowski and will be located at 664 Fillmore Ave, between Broadway and Paderewski Drive. When it's completed, the mural will measure more than 800 square feet in total area.